Highlands is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,426 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highlands is the 268th largest community in Texas.
When you are in Highlands, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.79% of Highlands’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Highlands is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Highlands who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), sales jobs (10.49%), and food service (8.71%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Highlands, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Being a small town, Highlands does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Highlands, just 7.21% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Highlands in 2010 was $23,595, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,380 for a family of four. However, Highlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highlands is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Highlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Highlands also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highlands include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Highlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.